Campus technologists can improve their communication strategy and IT advocacy by studying the recent IPO filing from SnapChat, Joshua Kim writes. Transparency about risk and obstacles is the best way to demonstrate confidence in IT vision and generate support from skeptical stakeholders, according to Kim.
All students have leadership potential, and it is up to teachers to help them explore that potential, according to sixth-grade teacher Kevin Hodgson. In this blog post, he shares examples of student leadership and how serving as a student-council adviser helped his students become change agents.
Students can build their media skills by understanding how advertisers target audiences' emotions, writes media-literacy expert Frank Baker. In this blog post, he shares resources and ideas about teaching students how advertisers craft ads and use emotional appeals across topics -- including politics, charities and greeting cards.
More than 30 businesses recently brought displays and interactive exhibits to a public middle school for a science, technology, engineering and math career fair. Students talked to industry professionals and explored career prospects in various STEM industries.
In this blog post, educators and experts describe performance assessments and how they benefit teachers and students. Elizabeth Leisy Stosich, of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, is working to develop the Performance Assessment Resource Bank, which will include free performance assessments and other resources.
Students attending an all-male school in Washington, D.C., begin each day with a period of reflection, affirmation and exhortation. The school, launched this year, has drawn criticism from some for its single-sex model, but principal Ben Williams contends it creates a safe place for students.
A program called Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics targets low-income minority students for a four-week intensive math program. Creators of BEAM say they hope success will encourage students to continue to study math and enter careers where minorities remain underrepresented.
There are several ways teachers can begin growing their personal learning networks, edtech leader Justin McKean and director of innovation Justin Aglio write in this commentary. Suggestions include attending conferences and harnessing the power of social media.
Educators at a school that has had 10 snow days this school year have developed a protocol for digital learning days. In this blog post, educators Alyssa Tormala and Ellie Gilbert share the hallmarks of the program, including a digital learning platform, access to devices and learning objectives.
Middle-and high-school students in California would not begin the school day before 8:30 a.m. under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. Officials in Los Angeles are planning to pilot a later start in schools next year.
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